al qaeda, and, you know, quite frankly, this is an opportunity for them, even if something doesn't happen, to say that they at least warned the american people that this was a possibility this time around. >> by the way we know it, at the very least, colonel, so much they're still not saying about benghazi about what happened and didn't happen and what chain of command knew and did not know but they were certainly loathe to mention al qaeda or even the word terrorist at that time. very difrent this time. what do you think changed? >> yeah, well benghazi. of course they had the al qaeda flag flying beforehand and all the indicators were there. we've become sensitized politically to how this can really bacire, neil. we saw what happened in algeria following the benghazi catastrophe. we've seen how egypt has imploded we've seen wt's happened in the negev, the sinai. we seen syria come apart, because, to a large degree, i would argue, we ignored it for 2 1/2 years. iraq is disassembling.